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GOP Senator May Back ... Clinton

Susan Collins says it's 'unlikely,' but still possible

(Newser) - The endorsements are rolling in quickly for Hillary Clinton—from the likes of President Obama , Elizabeth Warren , Joe Biden , etc—and now comes word of possible support from a highly unusual source: a sitting Republican senator. Maine's Susan Collins tells the New Yorker that she's not ruling out... More »

First Elected Official Quits GOP Over 'Bigot' Trump

David Johnson compares Trump's campaign to that of Hitler

(Newser) - The first elected official to leave the GOP over its presumptive nominee compares Donald Trump's campaign to the rise of Adolf Hitler and says he won't stand idly by anymore. Iowa state Sen. David Johnson, 65, who has served in the Iowa Legislature for 18 years, changed his... More »

Trump Says Comments on 'Mexican' Judge Were 'Misconstrued'

But he doesn't apologize

(Newser) - Donald Trump issued a statement Tuesday in which he blames the media for his "misconstrued" comments on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whose Mexican heritage Trump says make him unfit to preside over the Trump University case. The Charlotte Observer calls it a "non-apology," and Politico characterizes it as... More »

Ryan: Trump's Judge Remark Is 'Textbook' Racism

But he'll still vote for Trump over Clinton

(Newser) - Only Paul Ryan knows for sure if Paul Ryan regrets saying he'll endorse Donald Trump for president, but the House speaker is being somewhat more frank about his thoughts on other Trump matters—specifically, the presumptive GOP nominee's remarks on Gonzalo Curiel, the Indiana-born federal judge Trump's... More »

Trump Fails Pinocchio Test on Claims About Judge

Washington Post gives him worst possible rating

(Newser) - Donald Trump continues to publicly attack the judge handling the lawsuits against him over Trump University, arguing that the case against him is so weak that the judge should have tossed it out of court a long time ago. But the fact-checking blog at the Washington Post has just dismissed... More »

Gingrich: Trump's Judge Remarks 'Inexcusable'

He says Trump has made one of his 'worst mistakes'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's claim that a US-born judge is a Mexican with a conflict of interest is "inexcusable" and "one of the worst mistakes Trump has made," according to Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally so staunch he has been talked about as a VP pick. "That... More »

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